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The 40 Least Obnoxious Last Names to Use as a First Name for Your Baby

Let’s face it: the last-name-as-first-name trend is here to stay. Just ask any Mason, Everly, or Jackson! Giving your child a traditional last name as their baby name can sound totally sleek and sophisticated—it’s why Madison was such a popular girl’s name a few years back. But it can also backfire badly, particularly when the name chosen has negative connotations (Nixon, anyone? Apparently, in Utah, yes.) Sometimes there are practical reasons for giving your baby a last name as his or her first name. If you don’t want to hyphenate, it can be a great way to pass on your maiden name without creating a total tongue-twister for your offspring’s future driver’s license. Or maybe there’s a mentor, friend, or public figure you want to honor, but their first name just doesn’t work for you. If you love their last name and want to make their legacy last, go for it! RELATED: The 28 Best Baby Names Inspired by Nature (That Aren’t *Too* Hippie) But sometimes, the last-name-as-first-name trend just goes too far. Bexley, for instance, is currently listed in Nameberry’s top 1,000 baby names, popular with parents who can’t decide between Kingsley, Paisley, and Becky… and decide to go …

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Third Graders Remix Lil Nas X's Old Town Road

The Only Version of ‘Old Town Road’ We Want to Hear From Now On Is This Version by Third Graders

Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road,” the most popular song in the country, just got a new remix that takes the song to even greater heights. Don’t believe us? Just watch these third graders absolutely nail their education-themed version. (We think they give Blue Ivy a run for her money!) Mrs. Merlette, a third-grade teacher in Birmingham, AL, posted a video to her Instagram depicting her class performing an energetic version of the rap-country crossover hit. It’s not just a straightforward cover, though. The class added education-themed lyrics that almost makes schoolwork sound… exciting? Some of the new, school-appropriate lyrics in this rendition include: “I’m gonna ace my test / I’m gonna raise my score / I’m gonna solve ’til I can’t no more / I got the answers in the back / Scratch work is attached / Pencils in my bag and I’m solving mighty fast / School is my task / I can do this math / Really quick and fast, education is my swag.” That’s so good it almost makes us want to do homework. Almost. We just love seeing teachers getting creative in an effort to inspire their students, and this is certainly a case of …

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Sister: Would You Choose Your Pets Over Not Being Homeless?

Would You Choose Your Pets Over Not Being Homeless?

A woman writes in asking for advice on how to get through to her sister and her sister’s boyfriend after they made the decision to live in their van rather than get rid of their two dogs. According to the YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: This 8-Year-Old Boy Raised $50,000 for Homeless Veterans: ‘If They’re Heroes, Why Should They Be on the Street?’ A member of the community asks: “My sister, who recently found out she is pregnant but may be miscarrying—she won’t know for sure until the 2nd, will be homeless on the 3rd. My older sister said she would go half on the house with her and her boyfriend but only if they got rid of their two pitbull, boxer mixes. [The] dogs are not house trained and are very wild. They refuse to let them go. They are going to live in their van with their dogs, and it’s practically winter. Her boyfriend is an idiot. He paid 2,000 for the boxer, didn’t get any paperwork about the dog. [He] has had three different good-paying jobs and has managed to lose them all. [He] doesn’t talk about how much he gets paid, which is definitely $13 [an hour] + bills—water, …

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